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  • I'm not making any promises about this but for everyone who doesn't want to know the possible(!) amount of episodes you better not read any further. 


    The german amazon page offers the entire first season of TMNT ( http://www.amazon.de/Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles-Season/dp/B00J9536SK/ref=sr_1_5?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1402131130&sr=1-5&keywords=teenage+mutant+ninja+turtles ). I'm not really sure how reliable this article is, since it seems like no other country offers the entire first Season on 1 DVD pack.


    However I found something interesting in the discription   


    In translation it says: " The unique heroes of the 137-part(!) animation series originally  saw the light of day in comic strips . Based on this, the TV series became an international success, which drew several movies afterwards . In some countries of the world, the originally used word in the title "Ninja" was replaced by "Hero", to make the series more suitable for children. "


    The strange thing about it is, that none of the previous Shows had 137 episodes. So this leaves to the conclusion that Nickelodeon already informed their sellers on how much episodes this show will have. This is not as unusual as it sounds, because many sellers want to know how long they have to support a certain product and how many years they will make profit of a show. And Nickelodeon is known for having strict plans when it comes to the length of their shows (I mean most of their shows only last about 60 episodes and with all the merchandise and PR projects I'm sure they make plans on when certain shows have to stop). Also the fact that the producers announced a third season after the first few episodes indicates that they already made certain plans for the future of the show and if you think about how long it takes to draw and animate the show I'm sure the storywriters already have plans for most episodes of the show. A lot of producers stated that their storywriters plan most of the seasons when the first one isn't even aired yet and only make drastic changes if a show turns out to be more/less popular.  


    Amazon was probably not allowed to put the "137-part" in the discription but Amazon is used to doing this mistake. They made similar mistakes to several other TV-Shows and also announced a new Resident Evil Game once before it was announced by the developers. They probably thought that the show was already finished and Nickelodeon forgot to tell them otherwise. 


    137 episodes would mean that there will be like 5 full Seasons and maybe a 6th Season with only 7 episodes (I know a full season for 7 episodes makes no sense, but the first Season of Drake & Josh only consisted of 6 episodes same for the sixth Season of ICarly. Once again one very questionable decision of Nickelodeon). Or they will make Season 5 a little bit longer than the other Seasons, which in my opinion, would be much better.


    What are your thoughts about it?

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    • Werdelet wrote:
      I'm not making any promises about this but for everyone who doesn't want to know the possible(!) amount of episodes you better not read any further. 


      The german amazon page offers the entire first season of TMNT ( http://www.amazon.de/Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles-Season/dp/B00J9536SK/ref=sr_1_5?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1402131130&sr=1-5&keywords=teenage+mutant+ninja+turtles ). I'm not really sure how reliable this article is, since it seems like no other country offers the entire first Season on 1 DVD pack.


      However I found something interesting in the discription   


      In translation it says: " The unique heroes of the 137-part(!) animation series originally  saw the light of day in comic strips . Based on this, the TV series became an international success, which drew several movies afterwards . In some countries of the world, the originally used word in the title "Ninja" was replaced by "Hero", to make the series more suitable for children. "


      The strange thing about it is, that none of the previous Shows had 137 episodes. So this leaves to the conclusion that Nickelodeon already informed their sellers on how much episodes this show will have. This is not as unusual as it sounds, because many sellers want to know how long they have to support a certain product and how many years they will make profit of a show. And Nickelodeon is known for having strict plans when it comes to the length of their shows (I mean most of their shows only last about 60 episodes and with all the merchandise and PR projects I'm sure they make plans on when certain shows have to stop). Also the fact that the producers announced a third season after the first few episodes indicates that they already made certain plans for the future of the show and if you think about how long it takes to draw and animate the show I'm sure the storywriters already have plans for most episodes of the show. A lot of producers stated that their storywriters plan most of the seasons when the first one isn't even aired yet and only make drastic changes if a show turns out to be more/less popular.  


      Amazon was probably not allowed to put the "137-part" in the discription but Amazon is used to doing this mistake. They made similar mistakes to several other TV-Shows and also announced a new Resident Evil Game once before it was announced by the developers. They probably thought that the show was already finished and Nickelodeon forgot to tell them otherwise. 


      137 episodes would mean that there will be like 5 full Seasons and maybe a 6th Season with only 7 episodes (I know a full season for 7 episodes makes no sense, but the first Season of Drake & Josh only consisted of 6 episodes same for the sixth Season of ICarly. Once again one very questionable decision of Nickelodeon). Or they will make Season 5 a little bit longer than the other Seasons, which in my opinion, would be much better.


      What are your thoughts about it?

      They are not talking about episodes.XD

      Episode in German is "Folge".

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    • "Folge" isn't the only word for Episodes in Germany. In fact to give the amount of something Germans use the word "teilige" for a lot of things (e.g the 6 teilige Star Wars Franchise) so to give the amount of episodes they could use the word "teilig"  But what do you think they meant with that?

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    • Not really sure what they mean by that, but perhaps it's just an rough estimate of their current contract or expectations. Figure if it remains popular and the creators are able to keep supplying worthy storylines, I can't see any reason to not renew for another season if a current one is doing well.

      Look at how ancient Spongebob is at this point. New ones are infrequent anymore of course, but they still show up now and then and Wikipedia suggests it has 188 after, what, 15 years? So maybe 137 is kind of a positive number, as long as we don't blow through them too fast. (But hard not to want more each and every week! lol)

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